California Reggae band Mystic Roots combines traditional Reggae with Dub and a whole lot of Hip-Hop to make a dancehall release that is designed to make the dance floors wet with sweat. Band leader Cootdog has recruited American Idol contestant Katherine Ramirez { She Placed in 51'st place in season 7} as one of the lead vocalists for this release, her beautiful voice sets this release apart from a genre traditionally ruled by men. The other addition to this band is Zion Thompson from the Hawaiian reggae band The Green giving what they call their style of Reggae as Cali-Hi. This CD reminds me of listening to bands like Big Mountain or Inner Circle with a large twist of Hip-Hop added into the mix. The tracks "Work To Do" and "Work 2 Dub" incorporate parts of Martin Luther Kings 1963 "I Have A Dream" speech. The rest of this CD covers the topics of Love, equality, Ja and many references to the magic herb ganja. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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